Best Student Essays (BSE) is the premiere nonfiction student review of the University of New Mexico. It is published biannually by the UNM Student Publications Board and solicits nonfiction writing from UNM undergraduate and graduate students. BSE publishes all genres of nonfiction including essays, research, scientific writing, memoirs, photo essays, foreign language with English translation, and more. BSE considers nonfiction written for UNM coursework, nonfiction written at other institutions, and students’ personal nonfiction writing.

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  • [2011-12-14] A Clockwork Orange: The Intersection Between a Dystopia and Human Nature 

    Moya, Samantha
    An archetypal depiction of a dystopia is one dominated by bleakness and roboticism, a totalitarian government enforcing upon the people a lifestyle that lulls them into a state of obedience. Anthony Burgess’ 1963 novel, A ...
  • [2011-12-14] A French Trying to Understand American Football 

    Barbeau, Pierre-Yves
    Most students who attend UNM have grown up with American culture, so the perspective of someone to whom American culture is fresh can be both entertaining and enlightening. It affirms the value of a part of our university, ...

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